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13th Street Repertory Theater's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Open 11/913th Street Repertory Theater's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Open 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

When ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue" opens November 9th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC), it will include some Berlin rarities and rediscoveries unheard in a century, including some never-recorded Berlin numbers. (more...)

THEATER BOYS Being Recorded for Three ProjectsTHEATER BOYS Being Recorded for Three Projects
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Audiences attending the musical comedy 'Theater Boys' at the 13th Street Repertory Theater might notice a camera or two--or three!--filming this week. Brian Gari is shooting an archival video of the entire two-hour show; Sam Donnenberg continues on-location shooting for his documentary about the making of the show, 'For the Theater'; and award-winning independent filmmaker Max Galassi, from Newtown, Connecticut, will be shooting a short film in connection with the show. (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/1813th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- "the Grande Dame of Dish" -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In "Theater Boys" -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled "Liz Smith." That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released October 18th. (more...)

Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This YearPlaywright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Offer TalkbacksTHEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm. (more...)

13th Street Rep Launching THEATER BOYS Show and CD13th Street Rep Launching THEATER BOYS Show and CD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

It's the biggest, most ambitious undertaking in years for the historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, at 50 West 13th Street, NYC. On September 21st, they'll be launching ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy "Theater Boys"-and also, during the run, the cast album for the show. (more...)

Casting Announced for Chip Deffaa's New Show THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUECasting Announced for Chip Deffaa's New Show THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater. (more...)

Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUECasting Announced for Off-Broadway's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC, www.13thstreetrep.org); the others are Deffaa's "One Night with Fanny Brice" and "Theater Boys," playing in repertory at the theater this fall. (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Premiere at 13th Street Rep this FallTHEATER BOYS to Premiere at 13th Street Rep this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy 'Theater Boys.' The show, which opens September 21st, will run in repertory this fall at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC,,www.13thstreetrep.org), along with Deffaa's musical play 'One Night with Fanny Brice' (starring Chloe Brooks), and Israel Horovotz's 'Line' (now in its 40th year at the theater), which is New York's longest-running production. A cast album for 'Theater Boys'--now in the works--will be released in October. And the Rep, according to founder/artistic director Edith O'Hara, has plans to present two additional shows by Deffaa, following 'Theater Boys.' (more...)

Casting Announced for THEATER BOYS at the 13th Street RepCasting Announced for THEATER BOYS at the 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy 'Theater Boys.' The show, which opens September 21st, will run in repertory this Fall at the 13th Street Theater (more...)

Dallas Companies and Business Leaders Participate in Fit Company ChallengeDallas Companies and Business Leaders Participate in Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

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Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre Present Disney's MULAN JR., Now thru 11/24Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre Present Disney's MULAN JR., Now thru 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre presents the popular Disney musical, Mulan Jr., from today, November 15 -24 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presented by Todd Webb, CPA and Ken Adams/Edward Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YouTheatre's MULAN JR. at Flatrock PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at YouTheatre's MULAN JR. at Flatrock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre presents the popular Disney musical, Mulan Jr., from November 15 -24 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presented by Todd Webb, CPA andKen Adams/Edward Jones. BroadwayWorld has a first look at star Eleanor Palmer as Mulan below! (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre to Present Disney's MULAN JR., 11/15-24Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre to Present Disney's MULAN JR., 11/15-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Flat Rock Playhouse and YouTheatre presents the popular Disney musical, Mulan Jr., from November 15 -24 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presented by Todd Webb, CPA and Ken Adams/Edward Jones. (more...)

Brooklyn Chamber Statement on the One Year Anniversary of SandyBrooklyn Chamber Statement on the One Year Anniversary of Sandy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

'It was a year ago that Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn's coastline, leaving in its wake a path of unprecedented death and destruction. My staff and I walked through flooded streets across the borough and spoke with scores of business owners who had lost everything. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wasted no time in helping those business owners fill out loan and grant applications as well as navigate the process. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Little Theatre of Manchester Brings OUR TOWN to Our TownBWW Reviews: Little Theatre of Manchester Brings OUR TOWN to Our Town
by Jacques Lamarre - Apr 14, 2013

Timeless slice of life from Thornton Wilder still hits us where we live. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Adams Makes Solo Cabaret Debut At BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Nick Adams Makes Solo Cabaret Debut At Birdland
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 19, 2009

Broadway favorite Nick Adams made his solo cabaret debut at Birdland on August 17th. Adams was last seen on Broadway as 'Liver Lips Louie' in the recent revival of GUYS & DOLLS. (more...)

The Life and Times of Diahann Carroll
by Jena Tesse Fox - Mar 18, 2007

The legendary diva takes to the stage at Feinstein's to share her remarkable life story. (more...)